By: Yasmin Wamala
This week I’m giving what I feel is some well deserved recognition to a product that I personally have fallen in love with, Smoothies by La’China B. The lip smoothies are part of The College Girl™, a brand founded by La’China Barnes after financial issues caused her to leave college and put her aspirations for a medical career on hold. The College Girl™ is more to her than a way to make money; La’China wants to put the money earned towards one day completing her own education as well as helping other young women attend college with a scholarship. She has also recently mentioned a The College Girl™ internship in the works.
“With the line, I plan to support beauty, confidence, exploration, education, and style within my generation,” said La’China, “and to pursue a brand that is more than just make up, but a movement.”
I own two of her lip smoothies, the colored lip creams that she creates herself, and I can say I am a satisfied customer. The smoothies come in a variety of vibrant colors and she’s always coming out with more as the seasons change. They stay on your lips for hours on end and are hands down an easy way to make any outfit pop, not to mention quite affordable at $12 – $15 a tube. You can easily find out more about The College Girl™ and the lip smoothies, including the colors currently available, how to order, tips on applying them and anything else La’China is up to by heading over to @thecollegegirl on Instagram.
After being together for over 20 years, nine of which they were married, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are calling it quits. The announcement of the split was made Monday with the statement to People, “We will always have love for each other and be best friends; however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.” It seems that this decision was not so mutual after all, as according to a report given by TMZ, Thicke cancelled his concert in Atlanta, Georgia last Friday to go Vancouver, Canada, to beg Patton to change her mind. Thicke has cancelled a total of three show since the break up. Though no official reason was given for the split, it can be assumed that Thicke’s less than appropriate behavior could be to blame. From the video for his hit Blurred Lines to his VMA performance with Miley Cyrus to being caught getting close up and personal with women other than his wife, many feel this has been a long time coming.
Chris Brown fans can rejoice; the artist has finally set an official release date for his sixth studio album, X. After delaying the album’s release several times, Brown tweeted to his millions of fans and followers last Saturday that the album will be released May 5 and is his best album yet. It’s been said that Brown wants to use this album to tell his story and to prove that he’s still got it. We’ve gotten a taste of what to expect on the album with singles such as “Love More” featuring Nicki Minaj, “Don’t Think They Know” featuring Aaliyah and “Fine China”. In addition to the release of X, fans can also look forward to Brown releasing a follow up to his 2010 mixtape with Tyga this summer, Fan of a Fan 2.
Nearly five months after the passing of actor Paul Walker, Fast & Furious 7 is set to resume production in April. Shooting halted in wake of the death of one of the film’s main stars and as a decision was being made on how to move forward. It was confirmed back in December that Walker will still appear in the film, the release date of which has been pushed back to April 10, 2015. It was decided that his character will be retired as opposed to just killing him off. Hopefully the rewrites and changes made to the film will do the late actor justice.